With Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong already in place as the two leads, it is being reported that Penelope Cruz has joined the spy spoof ‘Grimsby.’ From director Louis Leterrier, the comedy follows a British black ops agent (Mark Strong) who is forced to go on the run with his long-lost brother (Sacha Baron Cohen), who is a northern English football hooligan. The likes of David Harewood, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, Johnny Vegas, Rebel Wilson and Annbelle Wallis co-star.
Alec Baldwin Set To Join ‘Mission Impossible 5′ & Will Smith’s NFL Concussions Movie. (UPDATE) Rebecca Ferguson Joins ‘MI5′
Alec Baldwin is said to be in talks to star in ‘Mission: Impossible 5,’ playing the head of the CIA. Furthermore, he’s also reportedly in talks to join Will Smith in the Peter Landesman-directed movie about concussions in the NFL. The fifth ‘Mission: Impossible’ movie, which is penciled in for a December 25th, 2015 release, will be helmed by Christopher McQuarrie – who most recently directed Tom Cruise on ‘Jack Reacher.’ With Cruise back to lead the cast and produce, the likes of Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Paula Patton are all expected to return for the latest installment in the action spy series. Plot details for the tentatively titled ‘Mission: Impossible 5′ are being kept under wraps. UPDATE: Swedish up and comer Rebecca Ferguson has joined the next ‘Mission Impossible’ movie. She’ll next be seen alongside Dwayne Johnson in ‘Hercules.’
Scarlett Johansson & Jonah Hill Set To Join The likes Of George Clooney, Josh Brolin & Channing Tatum In The Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail Caesar’
This is shaping up to be a real corker!
With Joel and Ethan Coen following their critically acclaimed ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ with the long-in-development ‘Hail Caesar,’ a new report bring word that Scarlett Johansson is in talks to join George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes in the film. Clooney has worked with the Coen’s on a number of films, including ‘O Brother Where Art Thou,’ ‘Intolerable Cruelty’ and ‘Burn After Reading,’ while Brolin worked with them on ‘True Grit’ and ‘No Country for Old Men’ – one of my favorite films of all-time. ‘Hail Caesar’ would mark both Swinton and Johansson’s second Coen Brothers pic, following ‘Burn After Reading’ and ‘The Man Who Wasn’t There,’ and Tatum and Fiennes’ first collaborations. UPDATE: the good folks over at The Wrap add that Jonah Hill is also in talks to star in ‘Hail Caesar.’
Universal Pictures has set loose, via Ask Men, this new age-restricted clip from Luc Besson’s action-thriller, ‘Lucy.’ Scarlett Johansson stars as the title character, a young woman who is forced to become a drug mule and is subsequently transformed into an ass-kicking machine when a highly-specialized drug enters her system. As Lucy races against the clock to survive, her new abilities allow her to see into the future, move objects with her mind and disregard pain and other emotions.
Luc Besson penned the script and will produce with his EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert. ‘Lucy’ is the latest Besson movie to feature a strong female protagonist, following the likes of ‘La Femme Nikita,’ ‘Joan of Arc,’ ‘The Professional’ and ‘The Fifth Element.’ Set for July 25th in the US and August 22nd in the UK, the likes of Morgan Freeman and Analeigh Tipton co-star.
From Fox Searchlight comes this first poster for Jean-Marc Vallée’s (Dallas Buyers Club) ‘Wild.’ The screenplay is adapted by Oscar nominated writer Nick Hornby (An Education, High Fidelity) from author Cheryl Strayed’s New York Times #1 best-seller ‘Wild,’ the book that re-launched Oprah’s Book Club 2.0.
With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. ‘Wild’ powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.
‘The Hobbit': Fantastic Cartoon-Style Drawings Featuring Richard Armitage’s Thorin, Lee Pace’s Thranduil, Martin Freeman’s Bilbo & More
Otis Frampton has put together these stellar drawings for ‘The Hobbit,’ featuring a number of the key players in the series. The trilogy of films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ which Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson and his team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.’